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The recent retirement of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has sparked questions on what Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will do after his playing days are over in the NFL.
Romo has recently signed with CBS to broadcast NFL games, but it doesn’t seem like Rivers wants to follow in Romo’s footsteps.
“I just don’t think I’ll ever go that route,” Rivers told Nick Hardwick and Judson Richards of Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio. “Again, I’m never going to shut that door because you just don’t know if an opportunity like that ever comes up, but I feel like I need to be on the sidelines somewhere. I don’t [know] if I can handle not being on the sideline and being part of a team trying to win a football game on Friday nights.”
The comparisons between Romo and Rivers are plentiful on the field. Both are known as great quarterbacks, with great career statistics, and both have not been able to win a Super Bowl.
It seems the comparisons will stop there, for Rivers might go into coaching on Friday nights instead of calling games on Sundays.
Rivers still has plenty left in the tank and could end the comparisons earlier by bringing a championship to Los Angeles.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.